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Stony Brook University Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Patricia Wright has been honored with the City University of New York Graduate Center’s 2018 President’s Distinguished Alumni Medal for her many years of research and conservation work in Madagascar. Professor Wright is best known for her study of social and family interactions of wild lemurs in Ranomafana National Park, a 106,000-acre World Heritage Site that she helped establish with the government of Madagascar. The park is home to many endangered species, including several species of lemur that she almost certainly saved from extinction. She is also founder of Centre ValBio, a world-class research station…

On July 12, 2018, Stony Brook University is joining The Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL) in presenting the Spellman High Voltage Electronic Clean Tech Competition. The event, open to the public, will take place in the Wang Center. As a highly rated “green” college, Stony Brook University is proud to host this international competition for a second year in a row. The campus invites everyone to join the event and meet these innovative students and see their projects. The world-wide, pre-college youth competition encourages participants to address real-world issues with a scientific understanding through research and design methods.…

Stony Brook University Professor Patricia Wright will discuss “Plants and Their Preservation from Long Island to Madagascar” on Wednesday, May 2, at 6:30 pm as part of the Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s “Let’s Talk: Above, Below and Beyond” series. Professor Wright will talk about efforts to preserve the world’s endangered forests and the species and animals they harbor. The talk will be held at the WMHO Educational and Cultural Center in Stony Brook Village. General admission is $15, Charter Society members is $10. Reservations are required; call (631) 689-5888. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit wmho.org or call…

Redoubling its strategic commitment to global engagement, Stony Brook University is ramping up its outreach and recruitment efforts, aided by a battery of tools and tactics now in place to achieve even greater internationalization. Five years ago, President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. laid out a strategic vision aimed at enhancing the University’s engagement with the world: “Stony Brook University will have a global impact through focused and well-resourced engagements with select international partners in critical areas of education and research, and by increasing the number of students who engage in international programs.” That vision was triggered by three key factors:…

Throughout the month of April, student groups and campus departments highlight the rich Asian heritage through programs, performances, and discussions. This year, Stony Brook’s Taiwanese Student Association (TSA) transformed the SAC Plaza into a traditional Taiwanese night market on Friday, April 13. TSA collaborated with the Weekend Life Council to hold the annual event outside for the first time ever, making the experience more realistic when compared to actual night markets in Taiwan. Night markets have a long cultural history with roots dating all the way back to the Tang dynasty in 836 AD. Although night markets are traditionally a…

Psychology and Sociology alumna Michelle Olakkengil is poised to be an agent of change in the field of global health. Thanks to her impeccable record of academic excellence and leadership at Stony Brook, she now has the backing to take her next steps educationally and professionally. Olakkengil ’17 has been selected for the prestigious Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship. She competed against applicants from across the country and was one of only 10 selected from a pool of 244. Michelle is the first ever recipient of this award from Stony Brook University as well as from the entire SUNY system.…

President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. led a team of key university personnel on a strategic trip to China, where they presented to admitted students and their families. The team described the unique benefits of a Stony Brook education at events held in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou during the weekend of April 6 – 8. “Telling our story to the best and brightest prospective students worldwide is critical to our academic mission,” President Stanley said. “Internationalization provides diversity of perspectives and cultures as well as access to global research opportunities.” “Smart, targeted recruitment efforts of this kind are central to our strategy as…

Throughout April three film screenings will be held at the Charles B. Wang Center as part of the Human Rights Film Festival by the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, and funded by the Presidential Mini-grant for Departmental Diversity. Discussion and Q&A session will be led by Professors E. K. Tan and Mireille Rebeiz from the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature. All screenings are free and open to the public. RSVP is required here. Factory Complex Wednesday, April 4, 4 pm, Theatre Factory Complex provides a rare insight into the world of working women and their ongoing struggles,…

Stony Brook University’s Tanzania Study Abroad program recently won the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Innovative Study Abroad Program for 2017–2018.  The award will help fund this summer’s trip to the eastern African nation, to be led by Kamazima Lwiza, director of the undergraduate programs in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, and Thomas Bilfinger, MD, ScD, professor of surgery at Stony Brook University Hospital. Faculty members from both sides of campus are working together to send students abroad on the academic program. “My trip to Tanzania was life changing in the sense that it affirmed my career goals and…

Stony Brook is the home away from home for 4,685 international students from 110 countries, and we do everything possible to make our students feel welcome and support their success. A wide network of resources helps our international students feel right at home from the very start. View more video testimonials — and find key resources — at the #YouAreWelcome website. #YouAreWelcomeHere is a message of welcome from U.S. higher education to international students around the world. First introduced in November 2016, more than 300 universities and organizations have created videos, websites and social media content using the campaign’s hashtag and concept. In December 2017,…

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